By William Kristoph
Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack Review
First off, I blew it. I forgot to take pictures. Even while I was watching Mike take pictures all over Bird’s and Joe was busy trying to photo-bomb them, I forgot to take a picture of my burger. Here is a picture of a frog that was a stowaway in my car until I let him out in the Bird’s parking lot, instead. Good luck to the little guy. I hope it makes it downtown.
The Burger and French Fries
When it comes to a review of a burger, I like to keep it basic. It’s not fair to try some off the wall flavors and then write it up if I don’t like the particular combo I chose. At Bird’s I went with a very traditional 10 oz burger, with lettuce, tomato, cheese and grilled onions. If you like your burgers thick, then Bird’s is for you. As usual, Bird’s cooked mine to a nice medium, with enough pink for my liking but no mooing. The meat is flavorful, and is not overpowered by salt, thankfully. The toppings were fresh and the grilled onions added the sweetness that I wanted.
The fries are a nice companion to the burger. They’re plenty salty, hot and crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. I finished them off just before I finished the burger. For a $10.50 bill that included a Diet Coke, but not including a tip I was completely burger satisfied. Toss in laughs with some friends and my trip to funky little Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack was definitely worth the trip.
Was Bird’s good enough to get my #1 hamburger in Tallahassee vote for the TFBA Awards? Stay tuned. I’ll post my ballot once the Tallahassee Food Bloggers Association reveals the winners later this month. You can take and educated guess though, because I rated Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack as a “Favorite” on Urbanspoon.